Welcome to Goodwill of Central Iowa

We are so much more than just a thrift store!

Get to know our "why"

Goodwill of Central Iowa always has and always will exist because of its mission of providing jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment. We believe everybody should have the opportunity to achieve independence through employment, no matter what barrier you might be facing.


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Here's how you support Goodwill:

  • Shop

    By shopping at one of our central Iowa locations or online, you support Goodwill’s ability to operate (while finding great stuff for yourself and others).

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  • Donate

    By donating clothing, furniture, home goods and other items, or by contributing financially, you help Goodwill provide for the community.

    Find out how you can donate
  • Mission

    Goodwill exists to provide jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment. Learn more.

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Donations were processed in 2021


Hours of Employment Support provided by our Job Coaches and counting

17 M

In 2021 alone, we kept over 17 million pounds of items out of local landfills

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Keeping Up With Goodwill

Spring Cleaning Challenge: Do You Dare?

Hanna Boeckenstedt |

While it’s true that here in Iowa we never know when Spring will truly stick, we can all agree that we can’t wait for that fresh start and motivation the season seems to bring us. And yes, we’re talking about SPRING CLEANING! Here at Goodwill of Central Iowa, sometimes a fresh start can mean a […]